LETTER: Trump and Pelosi no handshake

To the Editor:

 I am writing in response to your recent editorial (State of the Union as reality TV entertainment, Feb. 7, 2020). 

I would like to help you out with some of your confusion. Perhaps you do not know, but Donald Trump does not like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That is why he turned his back to her gesture of civility to shake hands. Yes, she did tear up his “reality show” script. 

I do agree with you about respect for the office of President. If only that respect would start with the holder of said office. 

Patrick O. Selander